HAROLD L. JELLINEK


JELLINEK HAROLD L. JELLINEK Died on January 28, 2014 at the age of 98. The cause of death was pneumonia. A private family service was held. He was a resident of Chevy Chase since 1985. His retirement years were enriched by his lifelong love of music, accumulating a rich and varied collection of every class and style. His passion was shared generously with his beloved family and close friends. A native of New York City, he was born to Henry and Edna Jellinek on June 2, 1915. He attended the public schools of New York and New York University. ln 1939 he graduated from New York Medical College, where he was awarded the Trustees Prize for Highest Scholarship. His internship and residency were served at Morrisania City Hospital where he was clinical assistant in Medicine and assisting visiting electrocardiographer. A Veteran of World War II, he was on active duty with the U.S. Army from March, 1942 until February, 1945. He served a brief time at the Veterans Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. In 1950, he joined the Medical Staff of the Golden Clinic and Memorial General Hospital in Elkins, West Virginia as internist and cardiologist. During his long tenure there he served as President and Chairman of the Board. The Clinic served a multi county area in West Virginia and began with 86 employees. Under Dr. Jellinek's leadership it grew to ten times that many and was the largest employer in Randolph County. Upon his retirement, the Hospital's lntensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit was named for him. ln addition to his full time medical practice and participation on the Board he served the Randolph County Committee on the Aging since its inception in 1967. He was a Founding Member and Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, Fellow American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Angiology, Diplomate of the American Board of lnternal Medicine and Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Frequently recognized by his colleagues for his long career of service he was honored by many, and widely considered to have brought a level of medical care to Memorial General Hospital that will be remembered long his departure. On September 25, 1943 he married Lucille Jacobs who predeceased him on July 5, 1973. Survivors include Jacqueline Rumley Jellinek, whom he married on October 18, 1975; two daughters, Hollis M. Jellinek, Madison, WI and Leslie A. Jellinek (Robert Channon), Chicago, IL; five granddaughters, Eleanor San (Anis), Rebecca San (Bryan), Alison Channon, Elizabeth Aldag (Eli) and Katherine Aldag and great-grandchildren, Rania and Adam.On September 25, 1943 he married Lucille Jacobs who predeceased him on July 5, 1973. Survivors include Jacqueline Rumley Jellinek, whom he married on October 18, 1975; two daughters, Hollis M. Jellinek, Madison, WI and Leslie A. Jellinek (Robert Channon), Chicago, IL; five granddaughters, Eleanor San (Anis), Rebecca San (Bryan), Alison Channon, Elizabeth Aldag (Eli) and Katherine Aldag and great-grandchildren, Rania and Adam.


Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 16, 2014